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Grateful Dead Live at Seminole Indian Village on 1969-05-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Seminole Indian Village on 1969-05-24

Topics Live concert

This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 1"

Turn On Your Love Light, Doin' That Rag-> He Was A Friend Of Mine-> China Cat Sunflower-> The Eleven-> Death Don't Have No Mercy, Alligator-> Drums-> Saint Stephen-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Seminole Indian Village
Location Hollywood, FL

Source Soundboard
Lineage Cass > DAT > DAT > SONIC SOLUTIONS > CD > CD > EAC [secure] > SHN
Transferred by 2003 KPFA Dead Marathon


Cass>DAT> DAT> SONIC SOLUTIONS> CD> CD> EAC[secure] >SHN from 2003 KPFA Dead Marathon


Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2014
Subject: Better than the first day
I gave 05/23, the previous day, five stars. Well this one is at least six. Wonderful playing and tighter than the first day, truly superb 1969 Grateful Dead.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2013
Subject: RT4/1
How do you top a 30-minute Lovelight closer the previous night of a two-day festival? WIth another 30-minute Lovelight, yo!

This is easily the better of the two days, but that's nitpicking - they're both great, and certainly the Road Trips release is worth investing in (you can easily splice together the entire sets for both nights with the Bonus Disc).

Bobby's yellow dog joke here was the first one I had ever heard, way, way back in the old tape-trading days ("anyway....well anyway.....anyways, well....")

He Was a Friend of Mine is gorgeously nostalgic, but the big news here is the on-a-dime emergence of St. Stephen from Drums, melted down into a totally wild, Florida-swamp inferno....heady, driving '69 madness here, kids.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2011
Subject: nobody seems to have mentioned lovelight
A unique and noteworthy version.

They closed the night before with Lovelight and opened this day with it. Wonder how people felt about hearing the same song twice back to back? Either way I would have been psyched cause this lovelight is completely different from the previous days. More exploratory and uninhibited than the before nights closer.

Naturally the Alligator>St.Stephen is also worth mentioning. One of the top shows of 1969 for sure.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2011
Subject: One of the best
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2010
Subject: update 7/13/10
man, this is just a classic show all the way thru. lovelight and rag are well done, but starting with what surely must be one of the most gorgeous and intense friend of mines ever, this show takes off for regions not yet visited again. as mentioned before, the china cat>eleven is just a monster, but it doesn't end there. death don't is also wonderful (the transition is fine, maybe a problem w/ the stream before?) as well as alligator, and then a mind bending st. stephen that instead of ending with william tell reprises the "bridge theme" and bursts into blinding feedback. wow. just drenched in it...don't miss out on this one...

unreal segue on the china cat>11. absolutely rip roaring china cat! a truly unique paring. is it just me though or is the transition to Death don't a little choppy?
Reviewer: Moe.Ron307 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2009
Subject: Download
Hey guys, I've always wondered, but never really got an answer, as to downloading shows that aren't available with the standard download format. Any suggestions??this show has had me comin back for a few days now but I can't seem to figure out how I can take it on the road with me. Thanks!
Reviewer: ezphart - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2009
Subject: I keep comming back to this show
Love the friend of mine
Reviewer: kapowsin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2009
Subject: Learn from your mistakes...
For some stupid reason, I refused to click on a 1969 show if there wasn't a Dark Star. What a mistake! I've been missing out on a lot for a while I think...This one's a doozie!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" May 24, 1969 at the Seminole Indian Village, Hollywood, FL, U.S.A.


Classic 1969 sound. Solid performances of the 69' set list.


If you are a fan of the original GRATEFUL DEAD you'll want this show.

I recommend adding this show to your 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

And for your 1968 GRATEFUL DEAD collection I highly recommend you check out this show:

The aforementioned show is probably one of the best "live" GRATEFUL DEAD shows ever recorded.

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer. RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

For easy streaming or downloading use RealPlayer. Click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1969.

PS: Remember to click on the DeadLists Project link and get the poster for this show.
Reviewer: Miss Divine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2009
Subject: Oh yeah...
this is the stuff.
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2007
Subject: 69 @ Seminole
angry Dead
Love it

Full, loud energenic
Reviewer: Gozno_diaries - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2006
Subject: HWAFOM
I love the later versions of He was a Friend of Mine, like this one. stars galore.
Reviewer: IM1UR12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2006
Subject: answer to jcreech
I use a program called "total Recorder" this software allows you to record in ogg or mp3 or pcm. at any bitrate. I then transfer to disc with nero. Make sure you get all the codecs for nero and winamp though,,,,,hope this helps.....great year for the dead 69' When they still rocked! unlike Late 70's, 80, and 90's dead. Boo on anyone who disagrees with me. see ya
Reviewer: jcreech - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2006
Subject: one of the best.
I've had this show on tape for 10 years and loved every minute. How can I down load to put it on cd?
Reviewer: rollandfin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2006
Subject: Fantastic
This show is great, short of a dark star, and any further connection to the workingman's material that would blend into the later half of 69, this show has it all, and great sound to boot.
Ever made a mix tape/cd that stuck in your car stereo for so long that the combinations solidify in your head, strong enough that when you hear a song from the mix elsewhere in life, you involuntarily hear the next mix-track in your head? He Was a friend of Mine is what's playing in my mind, when ever I hear Jerry slowly sing, "everybody's Doin' That Raggggggg" It's my difinitive version, it might be yours too?

email me at happy to share with good listeners.
Reviewer: williscat2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2006
Subject: one of the best of 1969
amongst all the 1969 gems this one stands out. Further crystallization of their furthur-out improv jamming in spring 1968..spread out over more songs now..Possibly my favorite lovelight..unreal jamming in it. Great sound quality.
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2006
Subject: One of the good ones
This Saint Stephen is one of my favorites from 69'.
I wish that it wouldn't have a pause between the drums out of Alligator into St.Stephen, but you can hear the flow very nicely.
Reviewer: Grayson Carlisle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2005
Subject: 5 Stars
Definitely get this show. Awesome Lovelight! There are the fair share of mistakes..but...the sound quality is Primo. Death is very heartfelt. One of my favorite shows, even though we could do without the Yellow Dog Story!
Reviewer: Phokus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 8, 2005
Subject: Words to live by
Don't be programmin' it, baby! Let's just GET IT ON!
--Pigpen 5/24/69
Reviewer: wlmtell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2005
Subject: Dead Man Telling Tales
Aside from the large doses of IT drenching this performance of some of our favorite standards for a most special time, the beauty of this show is in the adventurousness of the segues--dealing from a couple different decks like ace sharks.
These Bermuda Triangulations are nothing less than perfectly executed with a great big smile from the boys. This dexterity is not to be missed. The Friend > China Cat? Wherefrom came that? China Cat > The Eleven transition revisitation is a whole new level from '68. Pigpen's Alligator with scratcher sounds just like primal '68--the best period for it. Somethin's on here. And the Rhythm Devils' bol conclusion? Wow! Then just listen to the Great Gar's enthusiasm on the lyrical front. Pure joy.
And where do we go? A Cautionary Feedback loop apropos the off-shore locale. Not a 5 due to it being incomplete (though not a harsh cut). The Goodnight is an elated soft landing after a perfectly weird scene inside the goldmine. The sound is a very positive 4. It's all there and very fresh. Don't miss this one.
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2004
Subject: sitting bull....
both these shows exhibit the same quality and therefore rock ass!!!! It is nice to hear the difference though.....china cat>11 i likey!! quality is right hiss at the indian village!!!!! 5 all the way around
Reviewer: TimePilot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2004
Subject: Great show, Eleven is messed up
This is a great show highlighting an off-the-wall setlist and supreme intensity throughout. Best songs are "Death Don't" and "Doin' That Rag" and the "St.Stephen>Feedback" ending. I streamed the show and it kept giving me errors on "The Eleven" so I did not get to hear it...
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